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Volkswagen Launches Polo BiFuel
Volkswagen has launched Polo BiFuel, a liquified petroleum gas (LPG) variant of its bestselling mini car, which can operate either on LPG gas or on gasoline.Since the market launch of the new Polo in March last year received over 310,000 orders.
The Polo BiFuel operating on LPG, CO2 emissions cuts by more than nine percent. With fuel costs of around € 5.18 for 100 km in the LPG mode, it is also extremely economical.
The bivalent drive the Polo BiFuel - by switching can be driven with gasoline - fuel cost savings for the buyer while reducing CO2 emissions. The 60 kW / 82 hp 1.4-liter four-cylinder is content with an average of 8.1 liters of LPG per 100 km (29 mpg U.S.) emitting 132 g / km CO2.
What is Plus BiFuel in the previously available models BiFuel Golf and Golf the gas tank (52 liters of usable volume) is also housed in the Polo save space in the spare wheel. In the LPG mode is thus a range of about 640 kilometers, possible in combination with the gasoline-operation (tank 45 liters) of over 1,300 kilometers.
The factory solution for the new Polo BiFuel has clear advantages over LPG retrofit systems: Among other things, the car was subjected to continuous tests is crasherprobt with gas tank. The client receives the entire vehicle, including all gas components, the full warranty.
The new Polo BiFuel is available in versions Trendline, Comfortline and Highline as of now. The starting price is 16.325 €.
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